Entries Tagged ‘folklore’

Nidaros Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace

Nidarosdomen – Nidaros Cathedral Nidaros Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Norway. It boasts a textured Medieval history that began with the adventures of St Olav, the fierce Viking who was converted to Christianity and became King of Norway. The Cathedral has been under construction from the early ten hundreds and […]

Nidaros Cathedral: The Symbol of a Nation

Nidarosdomen (Nidaros Cathedral) stands tall and proud near the mouth of the Nidelva river in Trondheim, Norway. It owes its name to Trondheim’s medieval town which was called after the river: ‘Nid’ and ‘os’ (meaning river mouth). Nidarosdomen has all the stats to impress (biggest this, oldest that, and most ‘northernest’) but that is not […]

Rowan Berries

Red berries are everywhere! There is a folklore in Norway that if there are a lot of red berries on the Rowan trees then it’s going to be a long, cold winter. This is because the old folk believed that nature always has a way of balancing itself out. When nature knows it’s going to […]

There lives a troll in Senja…

In a land full of mountains, great trees and many waters, legends of mystical creatures echo throughout the landscape. It seems that in every valley, on every hilltop, or in every cave, there is a troll waiting to be found. Huldra, the elfin sirens of the forest, either bless you or curse you with their […]

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